Pondicherry, India

We arrived during the Ganesha Festival and enjoyed every bit of it!! Blessed by the Ganesh Temple Elephant, Laksmi. She is not allowed into Pondicherry anymore for security reasons. Incidents with elephants are quite common in India when these rebel against their “master”.

Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Mahabalipuram (Mahabs, Mama or Mamapuram for the locals) is a tourist hotspot… with good reason! It is a wonderful fishing village by the sea, where you can actually swim! But do prefer one piece swimming suits if possible, and sunbathing is not recommended, it is not dangerous to do so, but uncomfortable for the sunbather……

Making Umbrellas in Chiang Mai, Thailand

You have probably noticed that I am extremelly interested in traditional handicrafts… I just could not resist going to Bor Sang Village, near Chiang Mai. Bor Sang Village Bor Sang is a little village about nine kilometres east of the Old City (you do not leave the urban area to get there). It specialises in…

Fishing in Madras

On Sunday, we went to visit the Kasimedu fish market in the north of Chennai. As usual it is an intricate mix of colours, smells and sounds, all of which I cannot portray with my photography, but here are some images. Thank you.

10 Incredible Animals to See on the East Coast of Australia

… and where to see them. When I was in Perth, I met Benoit Genet, an amateur wildlife photographer who had been traveling to see particular animals for years! We went on a little road trip from Bundaberg to Melbourne, in search of fantastic animals, and, since he did extensive research on where you are most…

Loggerhead Turtles at Mon Repos, Queensland, Australia

We visited the Mon Repos Turtle Discovery Centre near Bundaberg in February 2018 and we got so lucky…!! Mon Repos supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland and has the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting population in the South Pacific region. The success of nesting and hatching turtles at…

Top 10 things to do in Western Australia

The Western Australia road trip is something I definitely recommend. Whether it is North-South or the opposite, in 3 weeks or in two months, you just have to do it ! It took us one whole month and we felt we were rushing. But we did meet people who did it in 3 weeks and…

Rottnest Island, Perth, WA

Definitely a must do, Rottnest Island was one of my favourite destinations in Perth. How to get to Rottnest:  Check the Telethon Tuesdays half-price offer and “travel to Rottnest on a Tuesday for only $39 same day return from Freemantle!” Make sure you book in advance via their website because they do run out of…

Penny Jewell, celebrating wildlflowers

Come visit Penny Jewell at Kings Park, Perth this month of September during the “Where the Wildflowers Are” festival and see a large and unique collection of her work, featuring the wilderness of Western Australia. This textile artist combines her passion for textiles with a life-long interest in plants in her studio, Tinctorium. There, she spends her…

Perth Gardens: John Oldham Park and Esplanade Reserve

Bordering the Swan river, the Esplanade Reserve is a beautiful walk with running and cycling lanes and some exercise playgrounds. Along the way you get the chance to dip under the Mitchell Freeway to get to John Oldham Park. A beautiful day to paint! The park itself is very quiet with a beautiful lake and…

Day 3: Banteay Srei, Angkor, Cambodia

Banteay Srei or Srey is a 10th-century Cambodian temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Located in the area of Angkor, it lies near the hill of Phnom Dei, 25 km (16 mi) north-east of the main group of temples that once belonged to the medieval capitals of Yasodharapura and Angkor Thom. Banteay Srei is built largely…